Things to see and do - Pavia
Unmissable tourist sites
Pavia Travel guide
Pavia : Michelin's recommendations
It was in Pavia in 1525 that the French king Francis I lost everything “except honour” when he was taken prisoner by the Emperor Charles V. This attractive Romanesque city has long been an important cultural centre and its university is one of the oldest in Europe (both Petrarch and Leonardo da Vinci studied here). Pavia is also home to a Carthusian monastery (the Certosa) which is one of the largest Christian monuments in Italy.
Tourist attractions Pavia : Things to see and do
SS35 I - 27100 Pavia
The façade of this monastery, founded in 1396 by Gian Galeazzo Visconti, is sober and elegant in design, but covered in sculptures, the work of the Mantagazza brothers and Amadeo, and is quite splendid! Inside, as well as the tomb of the founder, don..
P.za San-Michele I - 27100 Pavia
This attractive Romanesque church has a superb facade in pale sandstone, which is remarkable for the balance of its sculpted adornments. Inside are some interesting architectural elements especially a 15C fresco in the apse.
Piazza del Duomo I - 27100 Pavia
The huge Cathedral of Pavia is topped by one of the largest domes in Italy. Its construction began in 1488 and the inhabitants of Pavia will assure you without joking that Bramante and Leonardo da Vinci aided in the design of the plans. The adjacent ..
Piazza Stazione 25 I - 27100 Pavia
Hotel Excelsior is a few steps from Pavia Train Station and the city centre. It features elegant rooms with parquet floors and LCD TV. A buffet breakfast that includes fresh fruit and biscuits is served every morning. Guests have discounts in many p..
Viale Vittorio Emanuele 41 I - 27100 Pavia
Prix Prices from : 110 €
Stay in this elegant, 4-star hotel set in an historic building in the centre of Pavia, near the main railway and coach stations, and just off Piazza della Minerva. At Hotel Moderno you can enjoy free use of the internet hotspot and free bicycles to ..
Viale Vittorio Emanuele 25 I - 27100 Pavia
Prix Prices from : 70 €
The Aurora is a cosy hotel near Pavia Train Station and the bus terminus, just 100 meters from the historic centre. All rooms have a private bathroom, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. Hotel Aurora's bar serves hot and cold drinks, and breakfast is ..
via Cassinino 1 I - 27100 Pavia
Right on the Pavia waterway, between the town and Certosa, an elegant house with a sort of closed veranda right on the waterway: also serving local cuisine and seafood.
via Vallone 18 I - 27100 Pavia
via Milazzo 65, località Borgo Ticino I - 27100 Pavia
In the old village of Pavia along the Ticino, a pleasant trattoria with specialities that are typical of Lombardy cuisine; wooden beams, open fire, ambiance of a bygone era.
viale Vittorio Emanuele 41 I - 27100 Pavia